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Nov. 27, 1962
N. J. GlOlA
3,065,876
CARTON AND HANDLE STRUCTURE THEREFOR
Filed April 7, 1961
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Nqv. 27, 1962
3,065,876
N- J. GIOIA
CARTON AND HANDLE STRUCTURE THEREFOR
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United States Patent ()?ice
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3,065,876
CARTGN AND HANDLE STRUCTURE THEREFOR
Nicola J. Gioia, Richmond, Vancouver, British Coium
bia, Canada, assignor to Morris Belkin, Richmond,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Filed Apr. 7, 1961, Ser. No. 101,393
3,065,876
Patented Nov. 27., 1962
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to the main body portion of the section. Each hinge
line 21 is in substantially right angular relation to the
side edges of the panel. Each wall 19 has an erecting
tab 22 on the free edge thereof opposed to hinge line 21.
The fold line 18 constitutes the top edge of each panel
section 16 and 17, section 16 having an opposed bottom ‘
9 Claims. (Cl. 220-105)
edge 23 and section 17 has an opposed bottom edge 24.
Each wall 19 has a top edge 25 spaced from the section
This invention relates to a beverage carton and a handle
top edge 18 and a bottom edge 26 spaced from the sec
structure therefor.
10 tion bottom edge 23 or 24. Thus, section 16 has an im
It is substantially essential that cartons for bottled bev
perforate top edge marginal portion 27 and an imper
erages-provide adequate protection for the bottles of bev
erages contained‘ therein throughout the period of han
dling and transportation thereof for which the carton is
forate bottom edge marginal portion 28 extending from
end to end of the panel section. Similarly, section 17
has an imperforate top edge marginal portion 29 and an
provided. Obviously, consistent with such protection, it 15 imperforate bottom- edge marginal portion 30 extending
is highly desirable that the carton be (a) of low a cost
as possible, (12) capable of convenient and rapid erection
for reception of the beverage containers and (c) subject
to easy handling in the hands of the purchaser of the
beverages.
It is an object of this invention to provide a carton for
beverage containers which is of reduced cost while pro
vicling adequate protection for the containers, and which
from end to end of the panel section.
Marginal portion 31 of panel section 17 has a tab 31
projecting from its free end edge.
Ahan'dle receiving aperture 32 is provided along the
20 juncture fold‘ line 18 of panel sections 16 and 17.
One or both pairs of end wall panel portions 9 is
provided With a2 projecting shoulder 33 adjacent the bot
tom edges 11 thereof de?ning a hook for engaging the cut
incorporates therein a handle structure having a coopera
edge of the bottom panel 7 as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3.
tive relationship to such protection.
25
A handle member 34, illustrated in FIGURES 2, 3 and
The invention will be described with reference to the
4, is provided and comprises a rectangular paperboard‘ or
accompanying drawing, in which
like blank doubled upon itself'along fold line 35 to pro
FIGURE 1 is a plan View of a carton forming blank
vide abutting walls 36 and 37. The abutting walls 36
in accordance with the invention,
and 37 are cut away at each end thereof adjoining the
FIGURE 2 is a sectional side elevation of a carton in 30 fold line 35 to provide a recessed shoulder 38 at each
accordance with the invention, showing one position of
end of the handle member with a central portion 39‘ pro
a handle member therein,
jecting outwardly therefrom. A handhole 40 is formed
FIGURE 3 is a sectional side elevation of the carton
in the central projecting portion 39. To conserve mate
showing another position of the handle member,
rial, wall‘ 36 may be of considerably less depth than wall
FIGURE 4 is a section on line 4-4 of FIGURE 2, 35 37, as shown. The walls 36 and 37 may be adhesively
and‘
or otherwise secured together.
FIGURE 5 is a perspective view of the carton in par
The carton is assembled by folding panel section 17
tially collapsed position.
into overlying abutting relation with panel section 16
Referring to FIGURE 1, 1 is a one-piece blank of
and‘ positioning the handle member 34 therebetween with‘
paperboard, cardboard, or the like. The blank comprises 40 the central portion 39'thereof disposed in the aperture 32.
a pair of rectangular side Wall panels 2 in laterally
The partition forming panel‘ 15 with the handle mem
aligned spaced relation: Each panel 2 has score lines de
ber 34 incorporated therein is noW folded over the adja
?ning a bottom edge 3, a top edge 4 and end edges 5.
cent side wall panel 2 and the other panel 2 folded there
The edges 3 and 4 are in laterally aligned parallel rela
over with each pair of end wall panel portions 9 brought
tion. Each pair of edges 5 are in longitudinally aligned 45 into end’ wall forming position by placing the portions of
relation. Each panel 2 has a closure ?ap 6 connected
each pair in edge to edge planar relation. The opposed
thereto along the top edge 4.
tabs' 14 of one pair of portions 9 are adhesively secured
The panels 2 are joined ‘by a bottom panel 7 connect
together and the tab 14 of one of the other pair of por
ing the edges 3 thereof and having a longitudinal medial
50 tions 9‘ adhesively secured to the opposed edge portion
fold line 8.
of panel‘ 15 to‘ ?x one end of'panel 15 in position. The
An end wall panel portion 9 is connected to each end
other end of panel 15 is ?xed‘ in position by adhesively
of each panel 2 along the end edge 5. Each panel por
securing the tab 31 to the ?rst pair of tabs 14.
tion 9 has a score line de?ning a top edge 10, a bottom
Transverse walls 19 are swung outwardly about their
edge 11 and a score line de?ning an end‘ edge 12 in
hinge
lines 21 and their tabs 22 folded to place their
parallel relation to end edge 5 of panel 2. Each panel 55 side surfaces in abutting relation to the adjacent side
portion 9- ‘has a closure ?ap 13 connected thereto along
wall panel‘ 2 to which they are adhesively secured’. It
edge 10. Each of three of the panel portions 9 has an
will be observed that each wall 19 has a major imperfo<
erecting tab or flap 14 connected thereto along‘ edge 12.
rate‘ portion extending from edges 18m 24 thereof.
The other panel portion 9 has an interior partition
Referring to FIGURE 5, it will be observed that the
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forming panel 15 extending from the edge 12 thereof.
carton may be placed in fully collapsed condition, the
Panel 15 comprises two main sections 16 and 17 of
fold line‘ 8 of the bottom wall’ permitting such Wall to be
approximately equivalent extent as to overall length and
doubled upon" itself to permit the collapsing thereof. It
width with respect to each other and to side wall panel 2.
will be observed that the bottom wall 7 is of one-piece
Panel section 16 is in longitudinal alignment with the ad
imperforate form.
jacent side Wall panel 2 and panel portions 9. Panel sec 65
The carton is readily erected from collapsed condition
tion 17 extends laterally outwardly from section 16 and
by applying pressure to the ends thereof. It is locked‘
is connected thereto along a longitudinal fold line 18.
in erected position by snapping the edge portion of the
Each panel section 16 and 17 has a series of trans
bottom wall over one or both pairs of the mating
verse walls 19 partially severed therefrom. Each Wall
shoulders 33‘ as shown in FIGURES 2 and 3.
19 is of generally rectangular shape as de?ned by a cut 70 The handle member 34 is slidable between the panel‘
21) extending around three sides thereof and a hinge or
sections 16 and 17 in a direction perpendicular to the bot
foldlline 21 de?ning an edge thereof connecting the wall
tom wall 7. In the retracted position: of the handle?
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member its upper edge de?ned by the fold line 35 is
substantially aligned with the top edge 18 of the panel
15 and approximately in the plane of top edges 4, as
shown in FIGURES 2 and 4. In this retracted position
the wall 37 of the handle member occludes a substan
tial portion of the openings 41 formed in the body or
longitudinal portion of the panel 15 by the severing of
the transverse walls 19 therefrom.
Thus, when bottles
are placed in the carton, the handle wall 37 constitutes a
longitudinally extending protective partition between the
two rows of bottles.
This protective partition remains in
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edge, a bottom edge, a side edge, a fold line connecting
it to said partition-forming panel, and an erecting tab
projecting from said side edge of each said partition
wall, and each of said remaining end Wall panels hav
ing an erecting flap integral with the side edge thereof
for ?xing said partition-forming panel sections in an
erected carton.
3. A one-piece carton-forming blank as defined in
claim 2, the major portion of each said transverse parti
10 tion wall between the top and bottom edges thereof being
imperforate.
place during the packing of the carton and the handling
4. A one-piece carton-forming blank as de?ned in
and distribution of the ?lled carton. The closure ?aps 6
claim 2, said tabs being in spaced, disconnected rela
and 13 are, of course, folded into closure forming rela
tion with respect to each other.
tion and pasted in place when the carton is ?lled.
5. A carton for bottled beverages comprising a pair of
15
The purchaser of the carton of beverages inserts his
?ngers through the meeting edges of the closure ?aps 6 to
side Wall panels, a unitary bottom wall panel integrally
joining said side wall panels, a top wall panel integrally
grasp the handle member and to facilitate this action de
joined to each of said side wall panels, an end wall panel
portion connected to each end of each said side wall panel
On grasping the handle member, it may be withdrawn to 20 and having a top-edge, bottom-edge and side-edge, each
place the portion 39 outwardly of the closure ?aps, as
pair of end wall panel portions being secured together in
shown in FIGURE 3, and the hand may be applied
side-edge to side-edge relation to form a two-part end wall
through the handhole 40 to carry the carton. It will be
of said carton, a partition-forming panel integral with one
apparent that, in the carrying position of the handle
of said end wall panel portions along a side-edge thereof
member, the shoulders 38 thereof are in engagement with 25 and extending longitudinally of said carton intermediate
the inner surface of the edge fold 18.
said side wall panels, said partition-forming panel having
pressable tab portions 42 may be formed in the flaps 6.
The carton described may be formed of a minimum
of material since the use of a panel member for closing
overlying abutting sections, the remaining side wall panels
each having an erecting ?ap adhesively secured to said sec
the openings formed in the longitudinal partition by
tions to ?x said partition forming panel in place intermedi
severing of the transverse partition walls therefrom is 30 ate said side wall panels and ?x said end Wall panel por
avoided and use is made of the associated ‘handle struc
tions together in side-edge to side-edge relationship, each
ture for this purpose.
I claim:
1. A carton for bottled beverages comprising a pair of
said section having a series of transverse partition walls
partially servered therefrom, each said partition wall hav~
ing a tab adhesively secured to one of said side wall panels
side wall panels, a unitary bottom wall panel integrally 35 and being swingable outwardly from said section, each
joining said side wall panels, a top wall panel integrally
said section having openings therein formed by swinging
joined to each of said side wall panels, an end wall panel
of said partition walls therefrom, means de?ning hooks
portion connected to each end of each said side wall
on said end wall panel erecting ?aps and on said parti
panel and having a top-edge, bottom-edge, and side-edge,
tion-forming panel engaging and supporting said bottom
each said pair of end wall panel portions being secured
wall panel, and a handle member slidably disposed be
together in side-edge to side-edge relation to form a two
part end wall of said carton, a partition-forming panel
integral with one of said end‘ wall panel portions and
connected to the meeting edges of the other of said pairs
of end wall panel portions and extending longitudinally
of said carton between said side wall panels, said parti
tion-forming panel having overlying abutting sections,
each said section having a series of transverse partition
walls partially severed therefrom, each said partition wall
tween said panel sections, said handle member having a
retracted position and a withdrawn position, said handle
member having a depending wall closing a substantial
portion of said openings in said retracted position thereof.
6. A one-piece carton-forming blank comprising a pair
of rectangular side wall panels in laterally spaced rela
tion, each said panel having score lines de?ning top, bot
tom and end edges thereof, a top wall panel joined to each
of said side wall panels along the top-edge thereof, a
having a tab adhesively secured to one of said side Wall 50 bottom Wall panel joining said bottom-edges of said side
wall panels, an end wall panel portion extending from
each of said end-edges of said side wall panels and hav
swinging of said partition walls therefrom, and a handle
ing a top-edge, a bottom-edge, and a side-edge, a parti
panels and being swingable outwardly from said section,
each said section having openings therein formed by
member slidably disposed between said panel sections,
tion-forming panel integrally joined to and extending from
said handle member having a retracted position and‘ a 55 one of said end wall panel portions, said partition-forming
withdrawn position, said handle member having a de
panel having a longitudinally extending score line divid
pending wall closing a substantial portion of said open
ings in said retracted position thereof.
2. A one-piece carton-forming blank comprising a pair
of rectangular side wall panels in laterally spaced rela
tion, each said panel having score lines de?ning top, bot
tom and end edges thereof, a top wall panel joined to each
of said side wall panels along the top edge thereof, a
bottom wall panel joining said bottom edges of said side
wall panels, an end wall panel portion extending from
each of said end edges of said side wall panels and hav
ing a top-edge, a bottom-edge and a side-edge, a partition
forming panel integrally joined to and extending from
ing it into a pair of sections, said sections being substan
tially coextensive in length and width with each other
and with each of said side Wall panels, each said section
having a series of transverse partition walls partially
severed therefrom, each said partition wall having a top
edge, a bottom-edge, a side-edge, a fold line connecting it
to said partition-forming panel, and an erecting tab pro~
jecting from said side-edge of each said partition Wall,
65 each of said remaining end wall panels having an erect
ing ?ap integral with the side-edge thereof for ?xing said
partition-forming panel sections in an erected carton,
and means de?ning a hook on each said end wall panel
one of said end wall panel portions, said partition-form
erecting ?ap and on said partition-forming panel engag
ing panel having a longitudinally extending score line di 70 ing and supporting said bottom wall panel.
viding it into a pair of sections, said sections being sub
7. A one-piece paperboard blank for forming a multi
stantially coextensive in length and width with each other
ple celled carton having top, bottom, side and end Wall
and with each of said side wall panels, each said section
panels and interior partition panels de?ning a plurality
having a series of transverse partition walls partially
of compartments in said carton, said blank comprising a
pair of spaced rectangular side wall panels integrally
severed therefrom, each said partition wall having a top
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joined to a bottom vpanel‘ along parallel score lines,‘ said
tudinally extending partion panel, a scond partition panel
bottom paneli having a longitudinal’ score line intermedi
ate and parallel to said side wall ‘score line, said bottom
line constituting an extension of the score line between
'panel being coextensive ‘in length with said, side wall
panels and having cut end' edges, a top closure panel co
» ‘extensive with and integrally joined" to each said side
integral-1y joined tosaid ?rst partition panel. along a score
the side wall panel to which said one end panel is joined
and the corresponding top closure panel, said partition
panels each having dimensions substantially equal, to the
dimensions of said side wall panels and constituting‘ sub
stantially the other leg of said L-shaped arrangement, said
wall panel along a score‘ line parallel to said bottom panel
score lines, said top closure panels having a longitudinal
cut edge extending parallel to said score lines and trans
partition panels being adapted'to be folded along said in
verse cut' edgestat, eachend thereof, said top panels being 10 terrupted score, line, back against each other to de?ne in
of a width substantially, equal tov one half the‘ width of
the complete carton a double longitudinal, partition wall
the bottom panelyan end panel coextensive with-and inte
extending parallel to said side wall panels and between
grally joined to. said side wall panels along a\ transverse
said end Wall panels and-said top and bottompanels, each
score line at each end thereof, said end panels having a
of said panels'having a series of transverse partition wall
width substantially equal to thewidth of said top closure 15 panels de?ned and partially severed therefrom, each said
panels, each1 end panel having'a-top sealing ?ap integrally
transverse partition wall panel having cut top, bottom and
joined thereto along a longitudinal score line at the edge
side edges, a score line connecting each said transverse
thereof immediately underlying said top closure panels in
the completed carton, the opposite longitudinal edge of
partition panel to said partition panel, each said transverse
partition Wall panel having an erecting tab integrally
said end flaps de?ning a cut edge, one of said end panels 20 joined to the side edge thereof along a score line, each of
having integrally joined thereto along a transverse score
the remaining end panels having an erecting ?ap integrally
line a ?rst longitudinally extending partition panel, a sec
joined thereto along a transverse score line, and each of
ond partition panel integrally joined to said ?rst partition
said erecting ?aps and said ?rst partition panel having a
panel along a score line constituting an extension of the
projecting shoulder adjacent the bottom edge thereof de
score line between the side wall panel to which said one 25 ?ning a hook, said blank being foldable into an erected
end panel is joined and the corresponding top closure
'carton wherein said partition panels are folded against
panel, said partition panels each having dimensions sub
each other and extend between folded end walls of the
stantially equal to the dimensions of said side wall panels,
carton to which they are secured by means of said erect
said partition panels being adapted to be folded along said
ing ?aps, the transverse partition wall panels are each
interrupted score line back against each other to de?ne
secured by means of said erecting tabs to the adjacent
in the complete carton a double longitudinal partition
carton side wall panel, and each end of said bottom panel
wall extending parallel to said side wall panels and be
is engaged by said hooks whereby a stable carton is
tween said end wall panels and said top and bottom panels,
formed in which all of said panels are mutually supported.
each of said panels having a series of transverse partition
9. A one-piece paperboard blank for forming a mul
wall panels de?ned and partially severed therefrom, each 35 tiple celled carton having top, bottom, side end wall
said transverse partition wall panel having cut top, bot?
panels and interior partition panels de?ning a plurality
tom and side edges, a score line connecting each said
of compartments in said carton, said blank comprising
a pair of spaced rectangular side wall panels integrally
joined to a bottom panel along parallel score lines, said
transverse partition panel to said partition panel, each
said transverse partition wall panel having an erecting tab
integrally joined to the side-edge thereof along a score
line, each of the remaining end panels having an erect
ing ?ap integrally joined thereto along a transverse score
line, and each of said erecting flaps and said ?rst partition
panel having a projecting shoulder adjacent the bottom
edge thereof de?ning a hook, said blank being foldable 45
bottom panel having a longitudinal score line intermediate
and parallel to said side wall score line, said bottom panel
being coextensive in length with said side wall panels and
having cut end edges, a top closure panel coextensive with
and integrally joined to each said side wall panel along
a score line parallel to said bottom panel score lines, said
into an erected carton wherein said partition panels are
top closure panels having a longitudinal cut edge extend
folded against each other and extend between folded end
ing parallel to said score lines and transverse cut edges
at each end thereof, said top panels being of a width
substantially equal to one-half the width of the bottom
walls of the carton to which they are secured by means
of said erecting ?aps, the transverse partition wall panels
are each secured by means of said erecting tabs to the
panel, an end panel coextensive with and integrally joined
adjacent carton side wall panel, and the cut edges of said
bottom panels are engaged in said hooks whereby a stable
carton is formed in which all of said panels are mutually
to said side wall panels along a transverse score line at
supported.
each thereof, said end panels having a width substantially
equal to the width of said top closure panels, each end
panel having a top sealing ?ap integrally joined thereto
8. A one-piece paperboard blank for forming a multi 55 along a longitudinal score line at the edge thereof im
ple celled carton having top, bottom, side and end wall
mediately underlying said top closure panels in the com‘
panels and interior partition panels de?ning a plurality
of compartments in said carton, said blank comprising a
generally L-shaped arrangement of panels including a
pair of spaced rectangular side wall panels integrally
joined to a bottom panel along parallel score lines and
constituting substantially one leg of said L-shaped ar
rangement, a top closure panel coextensive with and inte
grally joined to each said side wall panel along a score
line parallel to said bottom panel score lines, an end panel 65
pleted carton, the opposite longitudinal edge of said end
?aps de?ning a cut edge, one of said end panels having
integrally joined thereto along a transverse score line a
?rst longitudinally extending partition panel, a second
partition panel integrally joined to said ?rst partition
panel along a score line constituting an extension of the
score line between the side wall panel to which said one
coextensive with and integrally joined-to said side wall
end panel is joined and the corresponding top closure
panel, said partition panels each having dimensions sub
stantially equal to the dimensions of said side wall panels,
panels along a transverse score line at each end thereof,
said end panels having a Width substantially equal to one
half the width of said bottom panel, each end panel hav
a cut edge on each of said partition panels de?ning to
gether an oblong opening interrupting said score line join~
ing said partition panels, for receiving a handle in the
ing a top sealing ?ap integrally joined thereto along a 70 completed carton, ‘said partition panels being adapted to
longitudinal score line at the edge thereof immediately
be folded along said interrupted score line back against
underlying said top closure panels in the completed car
each other to de?ne in the complete carton a double lon
ton, the opposite longitudinal edge of said end flaps de
gitudinal partition wall extending parallel to said side wall
?ning a cut edge, one of said end panels having integrally
panels and between said end wall panels and said top and
joined thereto along a transverse score line a ?rst longi
bottom panels and between which said handle is posia
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tioned, each of said panels having a series of transverse
partition wall panels de?ned and partially severed there
from, each said transverse partition wall panel having cut
top, bottom and side edges, a score line connecting each
wall panels are each secured by means of said erecting
tabs to the adjacent carton side wall panel, and the cut
edges of said bottom panel are engaged in said hooks
whereby a stable carton is formed in which all of said
said transverse partition panel to said partition panel, 5 panels are mutually supported.
each said transverse partition wall panel having ‘an erect
ing tab integrally joined to the side edge thereof along a
score line, each of the remaining end panels having an
erecting ?ap integrally joined thereto along a transverse
score line, and each of said erecting flaps and said ?rst 10
partition panel having a projecting shoulder adjacent the
bottom edge thereof de?ning a hook, said blank being
foldable into an erected carton wherein said partition
panels are folded against each other and extend between
folded end walls of the carton to which they are secured 15
by means of said erecting ?aps, the transverse partition
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,609,137
2,634,043
2,919,050
2,943,763
Toensmeier ___________ __ Sept. 2, 1952
Arneson ______________ __ ‘Apr. 7, 1953
Arneson ______________ __ Dec. 29, 1959
Richardson ___________ __ July 5, 1960.
FOREIGN PATENTS
858,214
Great Britain __________ __ Jan. 11, 1961
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